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Meet Brian Bourquin of Boston Veterinary Clinic in Bay Village

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brian Bourquin.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Brian. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Fueled by childhood dreams of being a keeper at my own zoo, I realized from a young age my path-a career in veterinary work. My journey began with becoming valedictorian of my high school class and continued with graduation from Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, the No. 1 school in the US for veterinary medicine. Afer 13 years as a Boston veterinarian, I founded Boston Veterinary Clinic in 2012, placing an emphasis on trust, compassion, and top-level patient care.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Many do not know this, but in Boston, veterinary clinics are a forbidden use. Unlike other clinics, I started Boston Veterinary Clinic from scratch. I first had to find a location that the building would allow a vet clinic and then obtain a change of use variance, which took over a year and working diligently with the neighborhood association to allow us to be their new neighbor!

Please tell us about Boston Veterinary Clinic.
Boston Veterinary Clinic is an urban, small animal veterinary clinic that we proudly refer to as “your other family doctor”. We are one of the first clinics in Boston to be Fear-Free Accredited and while only 3 years old we are already an AAHA accredited clinic, a designation only given to the best clinics in the United States. We have been runner-up the last 4 years for Boston’s A-list and came in first place this year. Our clinic has 30-minute appointments and truly takes the time to get to know your furry friend. Our reviews speak repeatedly of our compassion, care, and love of what we do!

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
While cliche, my favorite memory is the day my parents said yes to my first puppy. His name was Norman and we were the best of friends. I still grin ear to ear when I think of the day I bought this little black and white bundle of love home. He was part Samoyed and part Old English Sheepdog and 100% love!

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